Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 with one or more serious difficulties in hearing, vision, cognitive ability, ambulatory ability, self-care, and/or independent living, by health insurance coverage status (e.g., in 2011-2015, an estimated 3.2% of insured children in California had major disabilities).
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (Dec. 2016).
Footnote: Major disabilities include difficulties in hearing and vision among all children, difficulties in cognitive ability, ambulatory ability, and self-care among children ages 5-17, and difficulties in independent living among children ages 15-17. Data are displayed for geographies with at least 10,000 people based on 2015 population estimates. These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. The abbreviation S refers to estimates that have been suppressed because the margin of error was greater than 5 percentage points. N/A means that data are not available. Some regions listed are Census Designated Places (CDPs), such as East Los Angeles; CDPs are communities within the unincorporated part of a county.